Sesame Ahi Tuna

Ahi should be cooked rare for the best tenderness and flavor. Try serving with wasabi and pickled ginger.


  • 1⁄4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 each ahi tuna steaks
  • 1⁄2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • In a resealable plastic bag, combine soy sauce, garlic, honey, sesame oil and cilantro. Add tuna and place in refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, lay sesame seeds on a flat plate. Remove tuna from marinade, shaking off excess. Roll in sesame seeds, gently pressing to fish.
  • Heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add tuna and sear 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately.